Mick George has just started for main contractor Costain/Galliford Try joint on the £373m project to complete verge enabling works on the 23-mile section between junctions 13 and 16.
The total programme of works includes; the installation of a rigid concrete barrier to avert vehicle cross-overs from opposite sides of the carriageway, upgrading to four lanes running with no hard shoulder, as well as the fitting of 38 new emergency areas and emergency roadside telephones.
Additional improvements include hardening of the central reserve and the formation of wide gantries to support variable speed limit and travel information.
Michael George, Managing Director at Mick George Ltd said: ‘’The award of this contract is an exciting one for the business as it represents the first opportunity for us to display our Earthworks services in a live highways environment.’
‘’We’re currently providing some of our other contracting provisions to another significant highways project on the A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge scheme, and the fact that we’ve been selected to contribute towards this project in tandem, is a testament to the qualities we’ve produced elsewhere.’’